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2003 Rafael Mardones #61 Spruce Maple
2003 Rafael Mardones #61 Spruce Maple
2003 Rafael Mardones #61 Spruce Maple

2003 Rafael Mardones #61 Spruce Maple

$3,995.00 $3,600.00

The Chilean Master Luthier wows all of us at the gallery

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2003 Rafael Mardones #61 Spruce Maple

Model 2003 Rafael Mardones #61 Spruce Maple
Condition  Pre-Owned – Very good condition – see description below
Scale 650 mm
Finish French Polish
Tuners Gotoh Premiums – 35G510P
Case Black Tolex HSC – good shape

Tone Woods

Top German Spruce
Sides/Back Beautiful Flamed Maple – old school – really beautiful
Neck Spanish Mahogany
Bridge Ebony
Fingerboard Ebony


Nut Width 52mm
String Spacing 43.5mm – 50mm – 58mm at 1st fret – 12th fret – saddle
Overall length 39 1/8″
Body length 19 1/4″
Upper bout 11 1/8″
Lower bout 14 1/2″
Waist Width 9 3/8″
Body depth 3 7/8″ &  4 5/16″
Weight 4lbs. & 1 oz.
Action 3.75mm – 3.1mm low E to high E

2003 Rafael Mardones #61 Spruce Maple


Rafael Mardones builds out of his home country of Chile, creating superb guitars of artistic and musical quality that surprised even me.  The carvings on the headstock, the workmanship, etc are beautiful.  I inspected the guitar thoroughly, inside and out, finding nothing except one string ding behind the E treble and 2 very slight dings behind the G string.  After inspection, I played her and that’s where I lost it.  The power was impressive beyond any expectation, very musical.  Maples are generally not loud, this baby kicks it.  No other issues to discuss.  Great great guitar.



Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is highly recommended including EQ manipulation, if possible. We record everything flat with just a touch of Reverb to relieve dryness. My goal is to record the guitar as realistically as is possible. I speak in the recordings, my thoughts about the guitar (and possibly other things?).  My speaking also serves to give you my first impressions and to also give you a balance of the engineering (or lack thereof) versus the sound of the guitar.  I simply do not have time to engineer much of anything.  Thanks. Rich

MP3 Audio –  171221-rafael-mardones-61 – OK, so a bit of rambling and bambling on the guitar, just getting to know her and all.  What a voice, clear ringing highs, balanced mids that are round and push in the basses.  Pretty to look at and a pleasure to play.  Rafael is a superb builder.

My Solo Book of sheet music is available here if you’re interested.

Richard F. Sayage – Solo Guitar Works Volume 1





Premium Single Arch Top or Double Arch HSC is included in your purchase price.
Insured FedEx Ground, USPS Ground or USPS Priority/Express Shipping is included to the 50 US
Anywhere else is subject to the most recent quote from USPS
Please write to me for a detailed quote for International Shipping.

Very Important for International Clients, including Canada…Please note that we will NOT accept PayPal or any International Credit Card as payment.  All transactions must be finalized with Bank Wire Transfers for any amount over $1000 USD.  Please see our discussion found here and scroll down to Customs – Duty and International Shipping .  Thank you!

Packaging is professionally done within its hard-shell case.
It is always preferred that you come to the Studio to play it and pick it up.

All concert level guitars come with a standard accessory package including extras sets of strings, humidifier, headstock tuner, nail buffer and more to help you care for and maintain your classical guitar. It is my way of saying thank you for doing business with me and Savage Classical Guitar.  Rich


This classical guitar carries a 3 Month Limited Warranty as the guitar is Pre-Owned

Please read my Return Policy

Please inquire using email or phone (Contact Me)

Email me directly if you need more info: rich at savageclassical dot com

Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in